Making House

Designers at Home

Author: Dominic Bradbury

Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

ISBN: 9780789336743

Category:

Page: 224

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This book celebrates inventive and inspired homes that are at once original and the product of visionary designers at the height of their powers. Making House features the houses and apartments of leading interior, furniture, and product designers--homes by designers, as designed for themselves--including the abodes of well-known figures such as Jonathan Adler, Marc Newson, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio, and Stephen Sills. A great degree of inspiration is to be found among the personal homes and interiors of the masters. Designers, architects, and artists are free to experiment in a way that is unique, without any of the traditional limitations of a client-commissioned project. These are laboratories of invention. They are also private retreats, which offer a range of design solutions for common challenges from which the reader may glean new ideas and the motivation to make such ideas real. Beautifully illustrated, this volume is at once a document and a celebration of some of the most inspiring homes from around the world and the creative minds and personalities behind them, photographed specifically for this book.
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Good House, Cheap House

Adventures in Creating an Extraordinary Home at an Ordinary Price

Author: Kira Obolensky,Randy O'Rourke

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561587524

Category: Architecture

Page: 185

View: 329

More than 250 color photos take readers on a tour of twenty-five well-designed homes, many built for less than $150,000, to demonstrate how an innovative use of materials, cutting-edge design, and homeowner enthusiasm are the key ingredients to creating an affordable, comfortable home. 30,000 first printing.
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Feng Shui gegen das Gerümpel des Alltags

Richtig ausmisten - Gerümpelfrei bleiben

Author: Karen Kingston

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644524815

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4195

Die Bibel unter den Aufräum-Ratgebern! Wer hat keine unaufgeräumten Schubkästen, Regale oder ganze Schränke voller Kram zu Hause? Wie man sich von unnötigem Ballast befreien, überflüssige Dinge wegwerfen und wieder Ordnung und Energie in sein Leben bringen kann, zeigt die weltbekannte Feng Shui-Expertin Karen Kingston in ihrem Millionenseller. Entrümpeln schafft nicht nur Ordnung in der Wohnung, sondern auch im Kopf, und so lustvoll haben Sie noch nie aufgeräumt und sich aus der Unordnung befreit. Das Original – aktualisiert und erweitert!
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7975

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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House on a Budget

Making Smart Choices to Build the Home You Want

Author: Duo Dickinson

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589234

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 6221

Presents a variety of architectural housing projects, providing home sites and floor plans and tips on choosing materials to maximize value while minimizing the cost.
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New Compact House Designs

27 Award-winning Plans, 1,250 Square Feet Or Less

Author: Don Metz,Ben Watson

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9780882666662

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

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Houses of the future will be smaller, more energy-efficient, and better suited to their environments. And intelligent design solutions can help expand the scope and livability of a compact house, making it elegant as well as practical. In 1990, Storey Communications sponsored the Compact House Design Competition, a juried contest open to architects, designers, and architecture students. From the numerous entries that were received from all over North America, professional architects Don Metz and Peter Woerner selected the best and most innovative designs to include in New Compact House Designs. Although the top three designs received cash awards, all 27 of the designs in this book are winners -- and each design illustrates a classic or contemporary approach to living gracefully in a small house. The basic guidelines were clear: design a single-family house with a minimum of two bedrooms whose gross floor area does not exceed 1,250 square feet. Aside from these stipulations, almost anything went, and the broad spectrum of designs included in this book reflects the geographical and stylistic diversity of the winning entries -- from a classic New England farmhouse to a sophisticated postmodern design, from a New Mexican desert hacienda to a fanciful house with Elizabethan overtones. The perfect idea book for current and future homeowners, New Compact House Designs will also appeal to anyone interested in architectural design. Each entry included in the book features a site drawing, floor plans, elevation and section drawings, judges' comments, and a complete description of the project. Addresses for architects and designers are also provided for readers interested in obtaining scale plans or more information on any particular house.
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Designing Sustainable Residential and Commercial Interiors

Applying Concepts and Practices

Author: Lisa M. Tucker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609014790

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 9026

Designing Commercial Interiors features core principles on how to apply sustainability to the design process.
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Housing Design Quality

Through Policy, Guidance and Review

Author: Matthew Carmona

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135802424

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 7323

This book directly addresses the major planning debate of our time - the delivery and quality of new housing development. As pressure for new housing development in England increases, a widespread desire to improve the design of the resulting residential environments becomes evermore apparent with increasing condemnation of the standard products of the volume housebuilders. In recent years central government has come to accept the need to deliver higher quality living environments, and the important role of the planning system in helping to raise design standards. Housing Design Quality focuses on this role and in particular on how the various policy instruments available to public authorities can be used in a positive manner to deliver higher quality residential developments.
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Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9705

Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility
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Design*Sponge at Home

Author: Grace Bonney

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654738

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 955

The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger “Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space. That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: • Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers • Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space • Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery • Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets • Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for—and all for only $35.00!
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The House in Good Taste

Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator

Author: Elsie de Wolfe

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486826236

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 4395

The "first lady" of American interior design defines her methods and philosophy in this timeless volume. Practical approaches illuminate the attitudes of a century ago while retaining their resonance for modern-day designers.
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The Very Small Home

Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space

Author: Azby Brown

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770029997

Category: Architecture

Page: 111

View: 9573

Building small can be a sign of higher ambitions, and those who take the time to peruse these pages will undoubtedly grow to appreciate that creating a small home can be an amazingly positive and creative act, one which can enhance life in surprising ways.The Very Small Home presents stunning design advances in Japan. Eighteen recent houses, from ultramodern to Japanese rustic, are explored in depth. Particular emphasis is given to what the author call the Big Idea-the overarching concept that does the most to make the house feel more spacious than it actually is. Among the Big Ideas introduced here are ingenious sources of natural light, well-thought-out atriums, snug but functional kitchens, unobtrusive partitions, and free-flowing circulation paths.An introduction by the author puts the house designs in the context of lifestyle trends, and highlights their shared characteristics. For each project, the intentions of the designers and occupants are examined. The result is a very human sensibility that runs through the book. A glimpse of the dreams and aspirations that these unique homes represent and that belies their apparent modesty.The second half of the book is devoted to illustrating the special features in the homes, from clever storage and kitchen designs, to ingenious skylights and nooks. As with his earlier Small Spaces, Azby Brown has given home owners, designers, and architects a fascinating new collection of thought-provoking ideas.
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At Home

An Anthropology of Domestic Space

Author: Irene Cieraad

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629030

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 9588

In a volume that brings together a wide range of disciplines - art history, sociology, architecture, cultural anthropology, and environmental psychology -, Irene Cieraad presents a collection of articles that focuses on the practices and symbolism of domestic space in Western society. These essays go beyond the discussion of conventional issues such as aesthetics and social standing. 'At home' takes an in-depth anthropological look at how different cultures use their homes as a visual model of the culture's social structure.
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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7818

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641090970

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7933

Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir ausgerechnet Salz und Pfeffer, und weshalb hat unsere Gabel vier Zinken? Aber es bleibt nicht bei Geschichten von Bett, Sofa und Küchenherd. Die Geschichte des Heims ist auch immer eine der großen Entdeckungen und Abenteuer. Ohne die Weltausstellung in London hätte man vermutlich das Wasserklosett nicht so schnell zu schätzen gelernt. Und ohne die großen Entdecker müssten wir wohl ohne Kaffee, Tee oder Kakao auskommen. Bill Bryson zeigt uns unser Heim, wie wir es noch nie gesehen haben. Und wir verstehen ein wenig mehr, warum es so ist, wie es ist.
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West Coast Modern

Architecture, Interiors & Design

Author: Zahid Sardar

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423624394

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

View: 1387

Breathtaking home designs that fit perfectly into the unique landscape of the West. Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are at once both urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish. Zahid Sardar is a San Francisco editor and writer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. His work has appeared in Dwell, Interiors, Interior Design, California Home & Design, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He teaches design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several books, including San Francisco Modern and New Garden Design. Matthew Millman has photographed architecture and interior design in the western United States for the past 20 years. His work has appeared in Dwell, Architectural Digest, and the New York Times, as well as the design titles Concrete Countertops, Concrete at Home, and Model Making.
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Decorate

1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

Author: Holly Becker,Joanna Copestick

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145210865X

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 1550

In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come.
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